Author: Lareissa Stumm

It is so great reading about everyone’s experiences with the Virtual Walking Challenge!  We had amazing individuals and teams participate and feel inspired as we read through individual experiences.  This week we’d love to highlight St. Elmo Baptist Church. Ms. Cherry was the team leader of the St. Elmo Baptist Church walkers and had members… Read more »

2020 marked the first year of the #WalkwithFF2020 Virtual Walking Challenge, which ran for four weeks from Monday, June 8 – Sunday, July 5, 2020.  The challenge was a way for people to stay connected and be physically active while staying socially distanced.  Participants reported that the challenge helped them to walk more and to… Read more »

This week we’d like to highlight Greystone Baptist Church and their inspiring success with the Virtual Walking Challenge! The Greystone Walkers come to us from Raleigh, North Carolina and were determined to not let the summer heat get the better of them.  They were resolute in their goal to complete this challenge and they pulled… Read more »

Shoutout to Kennethra Price for her amazing success with the Virtual Walking Challenge! Kennethra joined us from Rocky Mount, NC as an individual participant, and although she competed as an individual, her faith helped keep her going!  Reminiscing about her experience, Kennethra explained, “I connected this challenge to my faith of never giving up. With… Read more »

This week we’re excited to highlight His Perfect Love Ministries for their amazing success with the Virtual Walking Challenge! These wonderful ladies are from Wingate, NC. and participated in the Walking Challenge as the House of Pearls team!  The women would start their day with their daily walk on a long driveway.  The Virtual Walking… Read more »

“When the viruses come, as they do from time to time, we rediscover the relevance of old ideas, such as public health and communities of compassion. The coming months will bring seasons of alarm and inappropriate comfort, as we think we’ve got it under control and then alarm again. We will live because of our… Read more »

We love learning more about each effort made to eat healthier foods, increase physical activity, and reduce chronic disease.  We’re so proud of all our faith communities and the work that they’re doing! Today, we’re focusing on the amazing progress being made in Robeson County. According to the 2015 State of County Health Report, 4… Read more »

Today, we’re excited to learn more about the Nebraska Extension and their work with Faithful Families! In Omaha, Bethesda Temple Seven Day Adventist Church participated in the Faithful Families Thriving Community program.  The church was eager to be part of the program and the pastor successfully recruited four lay leaders from the church to help… Read more »

Today, we’d like to highlight the wonderful things that NC State Extension is doing to support communities of faith in Halifax County! As a result of the designation as a Healthy Places for Healthy People community in 2018, the Town of Weldon worked with several partners to develop an action plan for improving health.  This… Read more »

Today, we’re here to highlight the wonderful work that NC State Extension is doing in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina! During the months of April and May 2019, Augusta Washington, Program Educator for the Cooperative Extension, started to teach a Faithful Families course on Wednesday evenings at the local Baptist church in Mecklenburg County. Twenty-five adult… Read more »